I have a few kids who are in the midst of learning to speak Spanish. Now I learned Spanish as well when I was in grade school and I find it amazing that still remember much of what I learned now, years later! Spanish really is a difficult language to learn, I’ll admit. But I’m proud of the way the kids have stuck with it and really tried to learn it. Once in awhile though, one of them will come up to me and say something like abogado de inmigracion and I’ll be like hold on just a sec while I look that up!
I can’t believe we’re almost staring September in the face! How can this be possible!?!
It’s time for mesh book bags, mechanical pencils and lined paper once again. I have a few student who are jumping up and down at the prospect and a couple who are looking for good hiding places.
We’ve done the school supply shopping and just need to do a little more organizing…then we’re ready to begin the 2012-2013 school year!
Have I ever mentioned the music that goes on around my house? No? Well…let’s just say it can get LOUD. I have a son with a complete drum set, another son with an electric bass guitar and a trumpet, a daughter with a flute and numerous children who love to make music at the keyboard. You might imagine that I would have no need for an ampeg amplifier. Actually, my son does have one with his bass guitar, but he also has headphones, which solve this issue for me nicely. There’s always a work-around, no?
My mom — a retired math teacher — comes down every Wednesday to hold math lessons with my kids. It’s a really nice afternoon where the kids get to take a break from their regular math lessons to have some fun hands-on math lessons that teach them skills AND that math is fun!
Anyway…while my mom was here today, we got to talking about the kids and their musical lessons. I’ve fallen a bit behind in teaching the kids piano over the last few years. Our standard practice has always been to start kids on piano lessons when they reach seven years of age. Our ten-year-old and seven-year-old need some focused efforts on my part to get them going on their piano lessons.
I was thinking that maybe buying a new midi keyboard would give us the motivation to get going. There’s nothing like new equipment to renew everyone’s motivation and interest, right! I think it could help all of us get back into the music lesson groove.